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Health psychology
biopsychosocial interactions
Seventh edition.
Edward P. Sarafino, Timothy W. Smith

Published 2011 by Wiley in Hoboken, NJ .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Sarafino draws from the research and theory of many disciplines in order to show psychologists how psychology and health affect each other. The new edition has been updated to include new research and data. New discussions are included on health care systems. Significant new information is also presented on prevention and intervention, especially for teens' risky behaviors. In addition, international examples are included to broaden the psychologist's view of health issues around the world and highlight what works in the field"--Provided by publisher.

Table of Contents

An Overview of Psychology and health
The body's physical systems
Stress - Its meaning, impact and sources
Stress, biopsychosocial factors, and illness
Coping with and reducing stress
Health related behavior and health promotion
Substance use and abuse
Nutrition, weight control and diet, exercise, and safety
Using health services
In the hospital: the setting, procedures, and effects on patients
The nature and symptoms of pain
Managing and controlling physical pain
Serious and disabling chronic illness: causes, management and coping
Heart disease, stroke, cancer and AIDS: causes, management, and coping
What's ahead for health psychology?.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.


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Library of Congress
R726.7 .S27 2011

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xxi, 537 pages :
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